Care of the elderly – Politics show 26th June 11am

Should councils reopen care homes for older people?

Last year was a tough one for Ann Dryden and her mum Emeline.

Durham County Council decided it had to close Shafto House – the local authority care home that Emeline lived in.

Ann and other relatives campaigned against the decision, but to no avail.

What followed was a traumatic move. Emeline is in her 90s.

The good news was that she found another home in her native town of Newton Aycliffe with some of her friends from Shafto House. She has now settled in.

But the bad news – the home belongs to Southern Cross.

READ IN FULL HERE

The Politics Show will be debating the future of care for older people at 11am on BBC1 on 26 June.

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